Belmar Fisherman's Pier in New Jersey, USA by Joe Russo

Feature Photo Locations 18 August 2018

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Well, it’s been just under five months since we launched our little photography app. This week we celebrated the 1000th location uploaded by our wonderful community members. When Lisette and I started on this journey, we never imagined we’d have such an active photography community. Even more impressive has been the high quality of submissions. We are so fortunate to have talented photographers like you contributing to the app. We are overwhelmed by your support so far, and can’t wait to see where your images and feedback take us in the future. Thank you again, so much!

Please note images are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.

Belmar Fisherman's Pier, New Jersey

We are proud to feature Joe Russo’s fantastic pier shot to start off the week. In this photo, Joe has taken a serene sunrise shot at Belmar Fisherman’s Pier in New Jersey. This location is a wonderfully photogenic spot along the eastern seaboard. We love the purple and magenta hues in this pic and the beautiful whispy water from the long exposure. Thanks Joe!

Joe on IG 👉 @jcrusso
Joe on Flickr 👉 www.flickr.com/photos/joe_r

See this photo’s location 👉 Belmar, New Jersey, USA


Pura Luhur Batukaru, Bali, Indonesia

Doug Golupski takes us all the way to Indonesia this week.  This photo shows the visually stunning garden temple of Pura Luhur Batukaru. The temple is one of nine kayangan jagat meant to protect Bali from evil spirits.

Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug’s Website 👉 sbsurfphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Bali, Indonesia


Marine de Farinole, Corsica, France

Michiel shares a lovely golden hour shot along the scenic beach of Marine de Farinole. The beach is on the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. This magical spot begs for an oversized sweater, a glass of wine, and a loved one.

Michiel on Instagram 👉@recordsofmickey
Michiel’s website 👉 www.recordsofmickey.nl
See this photo’s location 👉 Farinole, Corsica, France


Pointe-Au-Père Lighthouse, Quebec, Canada

Michel Bricteux takes us along the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Pointe-Au-Père lighthouse. Built in 1909 in the city of Pointe-au-Père near Rimouski the lighthouse is one of the most iconic in the region. At a towering 108 feet tall it is the second tallest lighthouse in eastern Canada.
Michel on IG 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s Website👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Rimouski, Quebec


Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Canada

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland by Com

Connie is in Newfoundland this week, and there is some menacing weather on the horizon. This scenic view looks out over Wild Cove as seen from just off Highway 15 (Main St) near Woody Point in Gros Morne National Park. Great spot and a great shot!

See this photo’s location 👉 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland


The Nesjar Monument, Norway

Hege Benedicte lines up the sunset at The Nesjar Monument in this photo perfectly.  The battle of Nesjar is considered one of the most crucial sea-battles in Norwegian history.

Follow Hege on Instagram 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location 👉 Helgeroa, Norway


Brochel Castle, Raasay Island

Scott Goldsworthy explores more castle ruins this week. Brochel Castle sits on Raasay Island’s northeastern shore. The castle is an ingenious fusion of natural rock and masonry, intricate brickwork and lime-mortar, rising sheer out of a stack-like volcanic plug some 15 metres high and commanding a position over the coastline.

 

Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Raasay Island, United Kingdom


Salt Marsh Trail, Nova Scotia

Karen Andjelic takes us for a photo hike along the Salt Marsh Trail. A former rail line, the trail has been rebuilt into a beautiful picturesque path along the ocean.

Karen on Instagram 👉  @karenandjelicphotography
See more of Karen’s photos  👉 www.karenandjelicphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia


Palmela Castle, Portugal

Brazilian photographer Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo uses clever framing in his composition to capture this great shot of Palmela Castle. Palmela Castle is a huge fortified complex that stands atop the eastern edge of the Serra de Arrabida hills.

Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location  👉 Palmela, Portugal


Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Sam Chyung shares a fascinating shot of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. The colours and tones in this shot are spectacular. Great shot Sam, and welcome to the community!

Sam’s Portfolio 👉 www.samchyung.com

See this photo’s location 👉 New York, New York, USA


Apologies for the delay in the update we had scheduled for last week, there were some issues in the test version, and we’ve sent it back to the developers to rework and retool. Hopefully, we’ll have it out for you this week. We’re off to Kingston today to go shooting, so until next time, keep taking great shots of great spots!

Shawn.Kent

Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.


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Europe's Most Underrated Photography Destination

Panoramic Photo of Riga Latvia by Shawn M. Kent

Introducing Riga, Latvia

Riga Latvia is a vastly underrated travel photography destination. I’ll confess until I found out I would be heading there on a work trip I would not have been able to pick it out on a map. Riga is virtually unknown, getting only 2 million tourists each year, compared to the 83 million Paris receives. But this is to its benefit as a photography destination as there will be fewer tourists to contend with when shooting.

While Riga is little known, it is at its essence an artistic city. With absolutely breathtaking Art Nouveau architecture, a medieval old town, and idyllic parks there is no shortage of shooting opportunities. As an added photographic bonus, the days are also incredibly long in the summer.  Sunset does not begin until midnight, lasts forever, and then sunrise is only 4 hours later. Do yourself a favour and shoot all night when you visit.

Old Town Riga

The first stop on your photo adventure should be a visit to Old Town. This medieval district is full of incredible photo opportunities. Everywhere you turn is begging to be photographed. Discover ancient churches, historic dwellings and more along the narrow cobblestones streets. I recommend shooting at night to get the best results. The ambient lighting is superb, and at night there are fewer tourists to clutter your shots.

Parks of Riga

Next up on your photography schedule should be the parks of Riga. Riga is full of gorgeous parks, public spaces, and sculptures. Do yourself a favour and go for a walk along any of the beautiful open areas in the city. While wandering, you will discover hidden gems and peaceful photo locations in the many parks in the city. If you are in a romantic mood, hire a boat for a tour of the canals or simply walk the many paths that meander through the city parks.

Riga Architecture

Perhaps most noteworthy is the stunning architecture. Not only is Riga home to some of the finest and best-preserved Art Nouveau architecture in all of Europe, but modern architecture also dots the landscape.  Discover stunning sculpted facades in the vicinity of Alberta street. Then take your tripod and camera down to the waterfront to shoot the amazing modern additions on the west side of the Daugava river.

Riga Latvia Quick Facts

Women To Look Up To

Latvian women hold the world record as being the world’s tallest, with the average Latvian lady coming in at an impressive 170 cm.

A Pagan Past

Latvians were among the last to join Christendom and remain very pagan at heart. A number of pagan celebrations and traditions are still celebrated today.

Hockey, Hockey, Hockey

Latvia's National Sport is Hockey, a number of Latvians play in the NHL and the National Team fans are some of the loudest and most passionate in the world.

This collection of photos can only scratch the surface of the many great shooting locations in Riga. While I had just a few days in this stunning city, I left feeling there still were so many more places to discover. Without a doubt, this beautiful city is near the top of my list of favourite places to visit.

Finally, you can discover all these locations and more in the PIXEO App. Do yourself a favour and book a trip to this often overlooked jewel of Europe. You won’t be disappointed.

Waterfront View of Vanšu Bridge in Riga Latvia - Photo by Shawn M. Kent

Shawn.Kent

Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.


Tyin Lake and Filefjell Mountains by Hege Benedicte

Feature Photo Locations - 11 Aug 2018

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Some amazing photographic viewpoints this week. We received more location submissions than ever, and just like last week, we wish we could feature every one. The development team also has also been hard at work improving the app. We have a new update coming, and it should be out sometime this week. This update will make it easier to give our contributing users exposure and share their fantastic work on our platforms. But enough about all that, let’s look at some pretty pictures!

Please note images are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.

Montreal, Canada

New user Michel Bricteux submitted a large number of locations this week, and it was hard to narrow it down to which ones should feature. We love this great shot of the fireworks in Montreal and think you’ll agree this is a spectacular shooting location for getting shots of Jacques-Cartier bridge.

Michel on IG 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s Website👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Montreal, Quebec Canada


Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Doug Golupski never fails to share amazing spots and this week is no exception. This fantastic shot of the Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Indonesia makes us want to book our plane ticket right now.

Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug’s Website 👉 sbsurfphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Ubud, Indonesia


Mountains of Corsica

Michiel is a great photographer from the Netherlands. This week he shares an astonishing viewpoint of the mountains as seen from Casamociolli.

Michiel on Instagram 👉@recordsofmickey
Michiel’s website 👉 www.recordsofmickey.nl
See this photo’s location 👉 Casamociolli, Corsica, France


Lavender Fields of Spain

Another one from Michel Bricteux, and how can you go wrong with fields of Lavender? Vibrant purple hues in staggered rows make this an enticing viewpoint. This region has an annual festival making it an excellent area for shooting the fragrant and colourful plant.
Michel on IG 👉@mbricteux
Michel’s Website👉 www.michelbricteuxphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉 Countryside of Spain


Abandoned Submarine Base

Bhotch shares one of the most interesting locations we’ve ever received. This epic viewpoint is of a long-abandoned Soviet-era submarine base is now a haven for graffiti artists and urban explorers. The Russian military built the station between 1956 and 1958 and used it until Estonian achieved independence in 1991.

Bhotch on Instagram 👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location 👉 Harju County, Estonia


Fredriksvern Verft Gate in Norway

Hege Benedicte shares her very moody night photo of the Fredriksvern Verft Gate in south-eastern Norway. This gate is part of the Fredriksvern Shipyards and is one of the best preserved historic military facilities from the Baroque period.

Follow Hege on Instagram 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location 👉 Stavern, Norway


Castell Dinas Bran Castle Ruins

Scott Goldsworthy shares this superb hilltop ruin of a 13th-century castle known as Castell Dinas Bran. This viewpoint not only features photogenic ruins, but also incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

 

Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Llangollen, UK


Northwest Arm Viewpoint in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Karen Andjelic shares yet another great location in our backyard of Nova Scotia, Canada. We had no idea this viewpoint of the Northwest Arm in Halifax existed, thanks for sharing yet another great shot Karen!

Karen on Instagram 👉  @karenandjelicphotography
See more of Karen’s photos  👉 www.karenandjelicphotography.com

See this photo’s location 👉  Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada


Swinging Bridge

Darren Fast is a new Canadian user with an impressive collection of photos taken at some beautiful locations. Make sure you visit his portfolio on 500px and Instagram. We love the shutter drag to create movement in the clouds in this shot of the Swinging Bridge over the Roseau River in Manitoba.

Darren on Instagram 👉 @solalta
Darren on 500px 👉 www.500px.com/dfast

See this photo’s location  👉 Roseau River, Manitoba


Tyin Lake and Filefjell Mountains Viewpoint in Norway

Okay, we couldn’t resist just one more. Another one from Hege Benedicte. We love her shot of Tyin with the Filefjell mountain range in the background. It is hard to believe this beautiful viewpoint is a simple stop along the side of the E16. Roadtrip anyone?

Follow Hege on Instagram 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location 👉Near Jotunheimen National Park, Norway


As always you can find each and every one of these locations in the PIXEO App. We work constantly to improve it and this week is no different. The development team also has also been hard at work improving the app. We have a new update coming, and it should be out sometime this week. This update will make it easier to give our contributing users exposure and share their fantastic work on our platforms. Stay tuned!

Shawn.Kent

Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.


Hobro, Denmark by Louise (a.k.a. Fo2ByLul©)

Feature Photo Locations - 4 Aug 2018

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One of our favorite things about curating user photography submissions and maintaining the global PIXEO collection is that we get to travel the world through your eyes. As we went through the submissions this week, it was especially exciting as submissions came in from all four corners of the globe. So, get out your passport, and lets go for a trip with these great submissions from the PIXEO community.

Please note images are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.

Just Outside of Hobro, Denmark

To start us on our global tour this week, we have this great shot from Denmark by new user, Louise (a.k.a. Fo2ByLuL©). The blues, purples and green are magical!

Louise on 500px  👉 500px.com/lulhansen0112

See this photo’s location 👉  Just Outside of Hobro, Denmark


Hudson, Ontario Canada

Connie takes us to our app’s native country, Canada, and she shares this lovely view of the Ottawa River as seen from Jack Layton Park. What a serene and peaceful shooting spot. Thanks Connie!

See this photo’s location 👉 Hudson, Ontario


St Petersburg, Russia

Sahil Sharma takes us to Saint Petersburg with this shot of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, an 1818 Russian Orthodox cathedral with beautiful gold-plated dome and stunning columnar architecture.

Sahil on Instagram 👉@the_wandering_consultant
See this photo’s location 👉 St Petersburg, Russia


Eastern Sierras, California

Doug Golupski takes us west into the California mountains with the majestic shot of the Eastern Sierra as seen from the shores of Heart Lake. What a captivating spot!
Doug on Instagram 👉  @dougolupski
Doug’s Website 👉 sbsurfphotography.com
See this photo’s location 👉 Heart Lake, California, USA


Singapore Skyline

Bhotch takes us to Asia with this shot of the Singapore skyline. This is but one of many amazing views found along the waterfront promenade and makes this location a must visit for photographers travelling to this bustling city.

Bhotch on Instagram 👉 @srijit1

See this photo’s location 👉 Singapore


Cow Tower, Norwich, UK

Scott Goldsworthy takes us to the Cow Tower in the UK. This is1300s artillery tower that was built to defend Norwich from invasion. A stunning ancient brick structure and fine shot!

Follow Scott on Instagram 👉@daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location 👉 Norwich, United Kingdom


Manarola, Italy

Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo finishes off our global tour in Italy with this wonderful view of the marina and cliffs of Manarola.

Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm
See this photo’s location 👉 Manarola, Italy

This week we’ve been busy as usual. We completely renovated the PIXEO App website in preparation for some changes that are coming and the developers have begun working on the next update which will feature more social media integration. Your feedback directly drives our development and we greatly appreciate it, please keep it coming!

Shawn.Kent

Shawn M. Kent is the creator of the PIXEO App and shares responsibility for running PIXEO Inc, with his wife Lisette Kent. By day he is the Public Affairs Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and in his free time he is a landscape photographer and father.